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, it david miliband, a former u.k. ambassador to the united states, and my former british colleague at nato. we have widespread support for this report. we are very grateful for their intellectual import and personal support, so that is what i wanted to say. at the order is for us to have a brief conversation, and then we will be happy to take whatever questions you have. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much for that. first of all, it is important to state that the atlantic council as a council does not take a point of view on anything, because it would just be too hard to get all of the members to agree, but i do think one thing we all agree on is a strong alliance and an enduring alliance, and this report points us in that direction. let me ask probably just two questions, and i will go to the audience right away, and two of the more controversial points, clearly, what you're saying on germany is tough, and it is saying it to a germany where many germans would argue, are we not doing the most important thing we could possibly do for the future of europe right now, which is aiding
. as the president said, preventing a nuclear iran is in the interest of the united states. we have issued reports, and the most recent one was issued on and.ary 1 and it includes a distinguished panel of four democratic members of congress, admirals' and generals and also experts to area our last report supported the view that the best approached to this challenge is a simultaneous pursuit of a triple track policy, which is of diplomacy, tough sanctions, and a credible and invisible military threat. we also issued a white paper on each of those tracks. i want to highlight one recommendation on each of those tracks, and then i will change it over to mort zuckerman. and the military threat we believe the united states should boost the credibility of its military to air around us nuclear facilities, and we have spelled out how to do so. one element has been selling bunker busters' to israel. we do not advocate an israeli strike, but this will send a strong signal to tehran to negotiate in good faith, encourage other states that the alternative to supporting u.s. sanctions could be military conflict
. this is a bill for the entire united states of america. it's a bill for the taxpayers, for heavens sake. so senator tester, thank you for your leadership and that of senator vitter and i appreciate senator moran coming on to -- i don't have questions because the questions i would have asked had been asked while i was listening, but thank you very much. let's keep this you and let's redouble our resolve to actually get an accomplishment for the taxpayers and for the american public. >> well, thank you, senator -- >> live now on capitol hill this morning where the senate health committee and senate subcommittee on primary health and ageing is holding a hearing on the cost of hiv/aids drugs. senator bernie sanders has introduced a bill to shorten the time before generics can be made of those drugs. it includes an annual $3 billion prize for hiv/aids drug research. testifying this morning nobel laureate economist joseph stiglitz, harvard law professor lawrence less ig and a number of public health figures. vermont senator bernie sanders is chairing this hearing. he's in the room. this is about
that would bind the united states. and by doing so in a way that is never submitted for congressional specifically senate approval that just keeps congress out of the loop and unable to have its proper role in these issues. and why it's so important, mr. chairman, is because there are significant policy and operational concerns with the e.u. code of conduct or something that resembles it with regard to our security. for instance an unclassified excerpt from the executive summary of the joint staff operations assessment of the draft e.u. code said if the united states were to make a good faith effort at implementing the requirements of the draft code there could be operations impacts on u.s. military space operations in several areas, up quote. and i have no doubt, mr. chairman, that attempting to comply with something like the e.u. code of conduct would impact our space operations. we would be doing things or not doing things that would otherwise not happen. becoming a signatory on this type of code of conduct without congressional approval appears intended to implement international
is that the united states as a individual nation and nato collectively as an alliance have to do long-term thinking about where it. wants to be in ten or eight years time. and outline the type of missions it envisions undertaking in the future and what capabilities will be required to undertake the missions. and kind of set some -- identify some kind of priority areas for the alliance knowing that most allies simply aren't going to be able to do everything every time. not every ally will be able to do everything from peace keeping to high intensity combat. we have a number of al thrice have reached that point and are starting to specialize and develop these capabilities if it's not coordinated you could end up with everybody. it's like a pot luck dinner. you don't have any main course when everybody brings desert. the summit going to try to start the alliance on the healthier course. but it's also going to start first and foremost with delivering on some commitments made in lisbon. you might remember, the alliance watched the lisbon critical caimentn'ts commitment. where the alliance identified ten
of -- linked to the regulatory agency of bethesda, so that is something we have in the united states and from the accounts that i read about the accident fukushima, the communications hinders the efficient and effective accident response at the sight. >> i would say that katrina, we had in the gulf area, a complete destruction of infrastructure. we hear the term inoperaablety, there was none. no cell towers, land lines, nothing. and so, the situational awareness on the ground was very poor. we did not know what was going on on the ground. and so, i remember sitting specifically at the white house and watching on tv, trying to figure out what's going on on the ground and we had so much conflicting information. you never know which information to trust and which not to trust. in the case of katrina, we did not have any official channels of information. we didn't hear anything through the local emergency managers, the state emergency managers because they did not have power and communications. so that was a major challenge and something that's been resolved. sounds like both in japan and the uni
to north korea's missile program, missiles that are targeted to the united states. in light of that, what is your view of the administration's position to lift export controls to china? on lethal weapons? >> you know, one of the -- it is conventional wisdom, but it is very wrong. the conventional wisdom is a china that looks hundreds of years in the future, they have thousands of years of history. china knows, they are thinking three moves ahead of us on the chessboard. if that's true, why do they continue to prop up a north korean regime? why would you want to prop up a regime that has 150,000 or 200,000 people starving to death? why would you want one that continues? it's only cash is nuclear weapons, and continuing to not only move forward but exporting those kinds of technologies into the most volatile parts of the world. the chinese leader was here in town, and there were four or five of us. i said why? why do you continue to prop up the regime? it is a blot on the reputation of your government. and his answer was -- and i'm not making this up. chinese translator, senator mccain is w
for medical use or things like that. that doesn't really seem to be the same page as the united states, though, right? the united states would accept a little bit more, right? >> i don't think that's the united states' position. i think it's confined enrichment to 5%, limited to the medical isotopes. move anything above 5% out of the country or secure it, have full transparency and 24/7/365 day a year access for the iaea to all these sites. and then be willing to also talk about other things, which is what the iranians have wanted to do. i am hopeful. in my view it's the best chance of a solution. of course this is the p-5 plus one, so it's a unique bargaining agent, you might say. >> when you talk about access, i want to ask you about israel in a second, israel issue, but access. i have this picture which i know looks a little strange. the associated press obtained this from a government that is skeptical of iran's honesty in its nuclear program and they say this is a chamber used for testing explosives of nuclear weapons. we did make some calls and experts did say indeed this could be consis
, and he said that the united states wanted to be a tremendous partner and cheerleader of the development of brazil's offshore industry. now, mr. president, i have to tell you that was like rubbing salt in the wound of tens of thousands of oil field workers and others who are suffering because of the obama administration policy here in this country really discouraging energy development. the way president obama proposed to be a strong supporter and partner and cheerleader of brazilian offshore development was through an ex-im bank loan and there are many of these sorts of loans. again, in august, 2009, talking about brazil, the case i mentioned, "the wall street journal" reported an editorial that -- quote -- "the u.s. is going to lend billions of dollars to brazil's state-owned oil company, petrobrass to finance exploration of the huge offshore delivery in brazil's oil field near rio de janeiro" -- close quote. again the ex-im bank provided a $2 billion loan to aid brazilian oil production and that's what president obama was cheering and encouraging and making happen. it's happened other
the united states which are suffering a huge crisis in funding and sustainability for aids treatment outside the united states, it would take this market. if it would work here, it would create enormous pressure to rethink the rest of the problem for cancer drugs, diabetes and other areas. >> not so loud, somebody may hear you. and so the challenge is the government. if you have a system that doesn't work and it's about innovation, can you innovate and can you do something different? thank you very much. >> thank you very much. let me start off and let's do this informally. let me start off with an ethical question. and i noticed, doctor, you deal with ethics. i think the average american would be extremely upset to know that people are dying not because we don't know how to treat those people -- that's one sad aspect of life -- but that they can't afford what is, in fact, a minimal cost in terms of the real production of the product to save their lives. riots like somebody over there dying and nobody is going out and reaching them a hand and bringing their in. what are the ethical implicati
to bind the united states of america. there is a third category which we would refer to as executive, sole executive agreements. that is to say where some agent of the executive branch makes an oral or written agreement designed to bind the country. there is a statute that deals with this. title 1 section 112 b of the u.s. code. what that size is when there is such an agreement entered into that within 60 days of the agreement being entered into the secretary of state has to notify the house and the senate where presumably the house and the senate for all of our powers whether appropriations powers. or authorization power to take appropriate action. now i do think the gentleman who offered the amendment is correct that there is a technical possibility here that the executive branch could bind the united states, at least for this 60-day period before this would happen. i guess i would ask anyone on the other side. mr. turner would know this. are there any examples where this administration has bound the united states to such an agreement and then complied with the 60-day notice that is in t
indicated that it will accept mr. chen's application for prerpt travel documents. the united states government expects that the chinese government will expeditiously process his applications for these documents. now 11 days later, mr. chen is still in the same hospital room with his wife and two children under defacto house arrest. although mr. chen is under the impression that his application for a passport was made last when he was visited by a chinese official and under chinese law blind persons are supposed to be able to apply orally for travel documents, he has not been notified of any further action on the application. with can exception the half-hour each morning and a afternoon that the children are escorted outside by one of the nurse, he and and his family are not allowed to leave the hospital and no one is allowed to see them. anyone who attempts to see mr. chen risks severe retaliation. a lawyer attempted to visit mr. chen many the homt. he was forcibly taken away by police officers. it was later reported that he was beaten so severely that he lost his hearing in at leas
. this is really all about geometry. because i think everybody who lives in the united states understands that if the east coast is at threat from iran, they don't want to wait for a missile to come from mr. garamendi's district all the way across the united states to try to respond to that threat. they want something that is going to be there quicker, that is going to have an opportunity to respond. all of our open source intelligence indicates that iran could have the capability by 2015, ergo, the language that we have in the bill that has the precipitation for this site to meet the threat of 2015. i don't think anybody wants to gamble the united states' security by saying that our adversaries who have stated the intention of having icbm technology for the purposes of reaching mainland united states are going to be so slow that we can just wait. we can't wait. this has a rolling time period within which to get done. you cannot just flick a switch and have a missile defense field. we need to get started. now, the president of the united states has a different view. we all know from his l
between drug prices here in the united states and the challenge of access to -- global access to medici medicines, two topics that are actually discussed separately but are actually interlinked. first a quick update on where we are today. global access to hiv medicines have increased over the last decade to reach a total of 7.4 million people as of 201090% of whom live in developing countries. this is an achievement unimaginable ten years ago. two of the enabling factors that were key for increasing access in developing counties in particular was first the dramatic reduction in the price of antiretroviral med since and second the inability of funding. in developing countries use has dropped from $10,000 per patient down to as low as $100 or less today. in other words, less than 1% of the patented u.s. price. these price reductions came about because of robust competition between developers. americans can be proud of these accomplishments because the u.s. government has played a key role in three elements of this story. first, for major investments by the nih and to hiv in the 1980s whic
tells, the public, of -- of, the continental united states, that they're at risk, they're at risk. and it shouldn't be an issue that we debate here as if it is fiction. it's not fiction. secondly, again, i am going to underline -- you know, subquent subquent -- subsequent we will host s a classified briefing, all of you will be invited to attend. there are many misses that we hat -- missiles that we have that are under development. missiles are deployed. when you lump them together and say, missiles being tested, developed, you put them against a missile that works in the ground. i shot one off i am developing didn't work. i have one in the ground that did work. so they're 50% reliable. they're not the same missile. we should not be combining all of that information together and confusing people. we have ground-based missiles that work. and we need to, proceed. now -- i again, am going to call on people to oppose the amendment. those who have significant amount of knowledge in this area believe that we need an east coast site to protect the united states. i believe we need an east
with the united states marine corps, in my last assignment during my tour of duty, being in meetings with tribal leaders, convincing them to cooperate with the united states, that we -- we there -- we were in it to win it, and knowing that if that was not accurate that they would be dead, that they would subsequently be killed for having cooperated with us, if, in fact, the insurgents or the al qaeda elements took back that particular river valley. the -- i was in a shirra in november in afghanistan, meeting with some village elders, and expressed that same anxiety to. so whether or not we should have been in afghanistan in the first place, and i don't believe we should have, once in we have an obligation to bring the war to a just conclusion, and i believe the way this amendment is written right now, i mean, not the -- not the amendment to strike it but the language right now achieves that -- certainly is responsible. mr. chairman, i yield back. >> gentleman's time expired. mr. smith is recognized for two minutes. >> thank you. i'll try to do this quickly just to close. i agree with a lot of wh
the challenges with less risk of damage to the economies of the rest of the world and the united states. >> if breeze is forced out of the euro before they get to this wonderful package of slower austerity and more growth? is forced out of the euro? >> europe as a whole has a very strong incentive in doing what it's gone to take to make monetary union work. that's what the reforms over the last six months have tried to do. they tried to put in place a set of mechanisms for discipline in fiscal policy and cooperating on fiscal policy, for sharing as of resources, for managing the financial system that need to make monetary union work. i think their decisions, confronted with this fear of broad erosion in your experiment, is to redouble their commitment to try to make this thing work. if we believe they have the ability to do that. we hope they manage this process. very difficult set of intelligence. >> to learn anything from their experience or is it totally different? >> the talent is are different, but if you listen to where we started this conversation, what we're trying to do is make
n light of the great expense that the united states of america has gone to develop this technology i think we should exercise the greatest caution in -- >> chair now recognizes ms. sanchez from california for two minutes. >> thank you mr. chairman, the amendment to limit funds for sharing technology and/or sensitive information would levee a requirement that would inhibit the administration's ability to -- on missile defense matters. both by lat try and in the nato context. i believe that such discussions are essential to u.s. efforts to cooperate with russia on missile defense which has been a political and security priority for our last four administrations. such discussions are also important to our nato allies who welcomed russia's participation in missile defense of europe in the lisbon summit of 2010. the agreement would prohibit the -- where the appropriate reciprocal exchange of such data may improve the ability of the united states to provide effective missile defenses of our deployed forces and aallies. this resip row call -- would improve our missile defense. constitutiona
corporate accounts around the world. he discovered, his conclusion, that the united states was one of the easiest places to open shell companies. pointed to states like delaware, wyoming where 2,000 shell companies existed and in one house alone. so my question for you is, we love to point the finger at a lot of nations around the world. what can we do about tightening some of the standards that make it more difficult for people to not only set up these companies but move funds in and out of them here? >> yeah. so no disrespect to mr. charmin, i'm not familiar with his study, but your point is -- well taken, and the u.s. has been in our mutual identification, having a weakness on this particular issue. in particular on the identification of beneficial ownership in the company formation process. we are supportive of legislative initiatives that are moving through congress, congress has a bill, for instance that would require the identification of beneficial ownership during the company formation process. we're also working -- we've issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking wh
's a very good example of where germany could lead in the future and help the united states and the united kingdom to rebuild our badly weak bridges to the russian leadership as president putin takes power and we must do this because russia's just too important and russia is both in some ways an adversary, not in military terms, but politically, but in some ways it's a friend and partner of the united states. we want to accentuate the friendship and partnership. i think chanceler merkel is perfectly placed to be that bridge for the u.s. to russia. >> terry murphy. good day, sir. quick comment and a two-part question. comment number one is you kind of overlooked the trans-atlantic business dialogue which has been going on for 20 years quite prominently. but secondly on the question of germany, last week i think it was captain harry whales, junior officer of the british army, got an award from the beneficiary council for his efforts to support the wounded warriors of britain and we know that the wounded warriors here are supported by the populous. there was a piece in the paper that wounded
and homeland, because they're often trained by the united states. they have been paved by better treatment. the migrant workers have to endure this. >> good afternoon, board of supervisors. i am a professor at ucsf. i am a member of the acc. since the 1990's i have been visiting the gaza strip, a dozen times, and i am telling you the process of ethnic cleansing continues. let me tell you what is happening with the supervisors. 1.6 million palestinians living in the largest open-air prison on the planet right now. it takes 200 loads of food per day to keep them at a subsistence level above poverty, and israel lets in less than 100 trucks of food and medicine. in december, the government of israel had a massive campaign where there were brutally murdered with u.s. weaponry. 20,000 buildings were destroyed to the state. palestinians are unable to build homes that were destroyed. i call on the supervisors, especially those who support israel, to define the moral compass. the board of supervisors is intent on creating equity and freedom of expression, and at the same time you have a brutal apar
they would like to make. i do, and i say this with all due respect to the president of the united states. i am concerned when the united states government, when president obama was asked about chen guangcheng specifically and human rights. he said no comment on chen and that human rights, quote, it comes up. my hope is that we are in the process of a game-changing reappraisal of our depriorization of human rights in china and perhaps elsewhere in the world but absolutely in china where wittingly or unwittingly we have enabled this terrible crime of forced abortion and forced sterilization to occur while we've looked ascance and acted as if it wasn't happening. chen guangcheng reminds us in a very powerful way and the suffering that he's endured that he stands in solidarity with the women of china as do i, as do so many members of congress, as does this panel, so if you would like to make any concluding statements, because i think we've heard it all with chen's own voice just a moment ago. bob fu is out, so if anybody would like to make any final statement before we conclude the hearing. >>
, such as united states bonds, as collateral. h.r. 3534 will require the government accountability office to assess the impact of these enhanced collateral requirements on the availability of surety bonds for emerging businesses and particularly business enterprises, seeking the prime contractors on federal projects. when the government enters into a contract, the american taxpayer, along with those in the contract, should be protected. that is why any contract valued at $150,000 or more requires a sewerity bond as a condition of the contract being awarded. the bond will pay the government and downstream contractors in the event that the contractor fails to perform the contract. bonds issued by so-called corporate sewerities which have been vetted and pre-approved by the treasury department provide for assurance to taxpayers and subcontractors in the event that a contractor failed to -- fails to perform. on the other hand, bonds issued by individual sureties have not been so vetted and are not subject to strong collateral requirements. accordingly, i support h.r. 3534 for several reasons. to begin
. right now here in the united states we have basically three approaches to the obesity problem facing nato and u.s. spending. and the three options are basically this. they were alluded to in the last panel and i will go over them very briefly. essentially the republicans laid out various options for eating more. in other words the house has offered a proposal to add $4 billion on top of what the pentagon has asked for. okay. we know this proposal coming from the house republicans is not going anywhere in the senate but it is a good indication where the political tenor is and what that faction of the republican believes is a solution to the problem that faces us. they have also put forward an alternative to sequestration. i won't go into that. if we look at mitt romney's campaign he basically said we should spend and this is an estimate, as much as $2.1 trillion over the next decade than what the obama administration for instance has laid out. 2.1 dral trillion more. want to emphasize that, mo, more the not cutting more. what is the obama administration's proposal? more or less stay t
shut who is standing by live. a facebook co-founder unfriends the united states of america on giving us his u.s. citizenship could save him hundreds of millions of taxes when the company goes public. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> democrats have been betting on a big gender gap to give president obama an edge in the november election, they've accused republicans of a war on women and president obama has been going all out to kort female voters, but suddenly a new poll suggests it's mitt romney who may have an edge among women. let's go to brianna keilar. should the president be worried that he's potentially losing his critically important edge with women? >> reporter: wolf, it may be too soon to tell. these poll numbers may not tell the entire story. if we take a look at the poll by cbs news and new york times it does show romney 2 percentage points ahead. one reason to look at this very carefully is because other poll, albeit less recent polls show the president with a major advantage over governor romney and for instance, if
. there are many people in the united states who tire of this and say you're throwing weapons into a powder keg into a dangerous situation. we don't know fully. there may be jihadist elements amongst the rebels. to them you say what? >> if there are jihadist elements, it's actually a great share of the blame is born by the international community which did not come to the rescue. when the cavalry did not come in, when the cavalry of the good guys of nato, cavalry of the united nations didn't come, well then people have to fend for themselves. that's it. >> we're going to have a lot more with ivan and professor ajami throughout this hour. as the violence continues in syria, some of you are asking, where is the international community? where is the united states? we'll talk to senator john mccain in a moment. he's saying where is president barack obama. i spoke to him earlier today as our special 360 report continues. but, i'm about to change that. ♪ every little baby wants 50% more cash... ♪ phhht! fine, you try. [ strings breaking, wood splintering ] ha ha. [ male announcer ] the capital on
is the international community, the united states? we'll talk to senator john mccain and he's flat out saying where is president obama. >>> welcome back. we're live from the turkish syrian border refugee camp. this is what the so called cease fire looks like across syria. the violence in the cities and towns too dangerous to live in. civilian neighborhoods have been decimated. artillery fire, mortar fire, sniper fire. some 23,000 have fled to turkey. there are some 70,000, 50,000 who have fled to other countries, lebanon, iraq. "syria deadly lives." this alleged cease fire brokered by the special envoy kofi annan. this went into effect april 12th. since then opposition groups claim more than 1,000 syrians have been killed in the last month. the syrian regime won't let us in to confirm the numbers. the regime claims the cease fire has been broken by what they call armed terrorists. that's what they've called anybody who spoke out against the regime for the last 14 months. here's what susan wright said when i asked her that, the syrian government maintains that this cease fire was broken by, quote, a
in the united states who tire of this. they say, look, you're throwing weapons into a powder keg, a dangerous situation. we don't know fully. there may be jihadist elements. >> if there are jihadist elements, it's a great share of the blame that comes from the international rescue. when the cavalry of the good guys, nato, the united nations didn't come, people have to fend for themselves, that's it. >> we're going to have a lot more throughout this hour. as the violence continues in syria, some are asking where is the international community, the united states? we'll talk to senator john mccain and he's flat out saying where is president obama. >>> welcome back. we're live from the turkish syrian border refugee camp. this is what the so called cease fire looks like across syria. the violence in the cities and towns too dangerous to live in. civilian neighborhoods have been decimated. artillery fire, mortar fire, sniper fire. some 23,000 have fled to turkey. there are some 70,000, 50,000 who have fled to other countries, lebanon, iraq. "syria deadly lives." this alleged cease fire brokered by
and billionaires, extracting money from the united states in order to make it seem like things are dysfunctional. they are getting rich. their kids and grandkids have good educations. mitt romney has five sons, money in the bank, $100 million. government makes many jobs. host: we will see what jim has to say on twitter, echoing a comment on facebook. what do you think about this? let's hear what darrell, a republican has to say in san diego, california. caller: good morning. i think it is typical of government rules. it misses the point. back in oklahoma city, a couple of conferences ago, the gsa spent less than three and a thousand dollars total with the same number of people. the question is, how much are spending per person? are you getting value? if they make a rule of $500,000 or $100,000, is it going to get a conference of 30 people to stay under some limit. if you're going to produce rules, quickly enough, they should be producing a per diem rule. how much per conference, whether it is appropriate, and how do you trust -- how you justify conference. do i think they should have conferences
in his legal career, he served as a prosecutor in the united states attorneys offices of san francisco and boston. after working as a partner in the boston law firm, director mueller return to the justice department in 1989 as an assistant to the attorney general and later as the head of the criminal division. in 1998, director mueller was named the united states attorney in san francisco, a position he held until 2001 when he was nominated to be director of the fbi. director mueller, once again, we welcome you today. we look forward to your statement. if you will please proceed. good morning and thank you, chairman smith, ranking member conyers and members of the committee. i do want to thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today. i think you for your continued support of the men and women of the fbi. as you know and have pointed out, the bureau has undergone unprecedented change in recent years, since the attacks of september 11, we have refocused efforts to address and prevent emerging terrorist threats. the terrorist threat is more diverse than it was 10 year
in the united states where i got to tell you, americans, we're not, we're not as resilient. how many of us have food stockpiled in our homes and water and medication? we know we should, but most of us don't. but how would we react to a terrible catastrophe hitting us, destroying our homes, ininjurying, killing our friends and family, then to see on tv the japanese people waiting in line for food and water in an orderly fashion immediately after the disaster was really remarkable. it's a testament to the resiliency of the japanese people. i could only hope we as americans adopt some of these. one of the areas i feel strongly about in part of this task force is the need for individuals to take the responsibility seriously. if you think the government, whether it's the japanese government or the u.s. government are going to be there to help you in a disaster, you're crazy. you're going to be on your own. the department of homeland security tells you you're going to be on your own for at least 72 hours, but they're serious. you're going to be on your own and local governments and state governments
of concern about the overhang in the united states. how does that cloud an investor's decision how they make money decisions? >> it's clear that the whole greek thing is going to fall apart, and no one knows exactly how, when or what falling apart really means for spain. no one is worried about greece per se. they're worried about what greece means for spain. >> tom: we know it means a stronger u.s. dollar. the dollar continuing to increase, and commodity prices drop. >> remember, you don't need to be the best currency in the world, just the least worse. and that's where the u.s. dollar is right now. look further. why would anybody put money in dollars as a safe haven? but right now, liquid, easy to get in and out. >> commodity sold off, gold, oil. natural gas rebounds from $2 to 2.50. is this an energy area you're looking for bargains. >> i'm looking for a bottom in natural gas. i think we'll bounce to $3, and ?r somewhere in there for a long time. >> and you're looking at alter petroleum. they have natural gas exploration production, and share price is half of what it was last summer. is t
the tallest dome built in the united states. it's now stands 307 feet 6 inches from the ground 40 feet taller than the united states capital. >> you could spend days going around the building and finding something new. the embellishment, the carvings, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world today. >> kids with special needs have access to a venture on may 5. ov
in the united states and others will sell it in europe. the leading one involves products from both in the united states, bristol meyers, and gillian. so it's hard to know, are they partners or are they competitors? and the prices would suggest they're more like partners than competitors. >> two comments i want to add. i think we're right thinking about this as an experiment, and thinking about how we can develop a better innovation system, not just for aids, but for health and beyond health for research more broadly. and i just wanted to reiterate that in thinking about the innovation system, there are a couple of other parts. the patent system will continue to play some role in, for instance, idea that's we haven't even thought about. in health, the price system is particularly well suited because we have a more well formulated notion of what we need. and, therefore, if it's particularly effective in that area, the mother areas where climate change, if it can be particularly effective, we know what we need in terms of the more efficient batteries. so there are certain areas where
, running money through the united states and, you know, involves used cars being sold into africa. it was a very complex scheme, and, you know, it was affecting the u.s. financial system. it was sending wires into the u.s. that were the proceeds of narcotics traded, and we will, and we've been very clear with the lebanese authorities about this, we will do what we need to do to protect the u.s. financial system from that sort of illicit activity. so that's one bucket, and we're continue to work with the lebanese both on the lebanese-canadian bank issue. specifically and more broadly working with them to have them be more effective in policing their own financial sector. the other bucket is syria and iran. and we have been as clear as we possibly could be with the lebanese that that is a red line. that if we see either the assad regime or its cronies using the lebanese financial system as a way to escape the sanctions, weaken the sanctions, we will act. likewise, as iran is under increasing financial pressure around has lost access to financial centers around the world, um, you kno
in okinawa, tokyo and the united states to try and understand why his islands had to make such a great sacrifice. during his tenure as governor, the oak gnaw wan people's anti-u.s. sentiment exploded after the rape of a teenage girl by three u.s. marine soldiers. in 1996, after a series of negotiations with the pentagon and tokyo, he won a concession. the u.s. agreed to withdraw from bases from okinawa, including the notorious futenma marine air station. however, after the governor retired from the politics, the base issue became deadlocked over where to relocate it. >> people questioned so strongly that okinawa military bases should be cut down and -- but this was not done. so now there is great disappointment and anger toward the central government. local people feel that they are betrayed by the current central government after 40 years. >> anything have changed about the issue at the bases? >> nothing has changed at all. even worse. >> reporter: ohta survived the battle of okinawa as a child soldier. he says the sacrifice of one-third of the islanders made him determined to elimina
usually have in the united states. so we had a lot of time to work on our piece, and we got a lot of work done in a really concentrated period of time. they have green tags in their ears. see that? saner: we've entitled this piece, "how dear to me the hour when daylight dies." and it was premiered in glasgow in scotland, and we toured it in several cities in the united kingdom, including dartington. hixson: every time we get to a new location, thers a lot of schlepping that goes on. we've got to get the trunks out of the van, we've got to get the performers into the space, we've got to get the lights up, we've got to get the sound done. okay. paul says it gets dark around 10:00. our show is at 8:00. it's noon. but now, don't you want to have some food? the food? saner: goat island takes a lot of its content from actual history, from real events, things that real people do. in that respect, i think we are sort of developing community with an audience. you're going so fast that people can't hear you talking, so try to slow down. in this particular piece, my role is to make some connection b
of the police department not turning over what would have been -- evidence in his first trial. the united states supreme court reversed the verdict of the jury in this decision. he has found an organization called resurrection after exoneration to help other people seek justice in their respective cases. to his left -- this is the executive director of california death penalty focus, where she works to abolish the death penalty. she did preside as the warden over several executions. natasha is the death penalty policy director for the american civil liberties union of northern california. she previously worked as a deputy public defender in alameda county, and was a staff attorney with the california task force on criminal instructions. she is also working on the effort to abolish the death penalty in california and pursuing the goal of reforming capital sentencing procedure. before we start with the first question, we have a short video. i have been told that this is a video from the former warden of the mississippi prison. >> it is clear that the execution will take place and something happens
skoeflt of the united states, 5:00 a.m. here. we're coming to you tonight from a refugee camp. a tent camp filled with some of the 23,000 men, women, and children who have fled syria so far and found refuge here on the turkish side of the border. 50,000 other syrians have fled to other countries and camps as well. we came here because we want you tonight from here because we want to you hear the voices from the camp. voices the regime of bashar al assad has for 14 months tried to silence with batons and bullets and mortars and murder. these are men, women and children who 14 months ago began raising their voices, asking semifor change, reform. an end to corruption, discrimination. basic freedoms that most of us in the world take for granted. they spoke out peacefully and were with met with tear gas, tanks and torture. there's no more talk of peace were of reform. now they fight back. they'll not stop, they say, until bashar al assad and his regime of lies has fallen. just over 300 yards from where i'm standing is the syrian border. you can see lights in the distance. that's syria, that's h
heart of the courage these people have. people who live in china to come to the united states and testify are risking not only their own safety but that of their families to expose the truth of what is going on there. not simply so that we will know what is happening, but so we will take effective action to try to help free the people of china from these horrific human rights abuses. several days later, john chung yung did return to china. feared materialized the. he was beaten, dragged away by four cadres and right in front of his daughter who was screaming and his wife was beaten, and so then i got a call from congressman smith and immediately flew back to washington to speak at a press conference for him to be released. despite this violence, john chung yung has persisted in bravely. in february, 2011, he and his wife released through the china aid association a video showing the horrific conditions of their house arrest. and for that they were severely beaten and left without medical attention. and then soon after that a group of chen's lawyers got together to try to talk
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